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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mining Photo Memories to Preserve the Past (via FELICIA R. LEE NY Times)

From The New York Times: Mining Memories to Preserve the Past, Thomas Allen Harris has created the Digital Diaspora Family Reunion project to document the pasts of African-American families and communities. DDFR is a Roadshow that travels across the African Diaspora to uncover and share treasures from the family photographic archive.

Mr. Harris and Ms. Kyles, a 55-year-old wellness consultant and songwriter who lives in Harlem, were in his office ferreting out information for the filmmaker’s Digital Diaspora Family Reunion project. Since 2009, Mr. Harris has traveled the country collecting photographs and stories from families, then putting those and filmed interviews onto his Web site.

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